Vertex algebras, W-algebras, and applications - 2014-2015

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source: SNS Channel Mathematical and Natural Sciences    2015年1月8日
Minicourses of the session "Vertex algebras, W-algebras, and applications" (2014)
INdAM Intensive research period
Perspectives in Lie Theory
Session 1: Vertex algebras, W-algebras, and applications
Tomoyuki Arakawa Introduction to W-algebras and their representation theory
Abstract: Preliminary Course Outline:
(1) Elementary introduction to arc spaces and their relations with vertex algebras
(2) Associated varieties of vertex algebras and representation theory of affine vertex algebras
(3) Introduction to BRST reduction and W-algebras
(4) Representation theory of W-algebras and (Frenkel)-Kac-Wakimoto conjecture
Victor Kac: Introduction to vertex algebras, Poisson vertex algebras, and integrable Hamiltonian PDE
Abstract: Preliminary Course Outline:
(1) Introduction to vertex algebras, the extension theorem
(2) Introduction to Poisson vertex algebras and Lenard-Magri scheme of integrability of Hamiltonian equations
(3) Variational de Rham complex
(4) Classical Hamiltonian reduction and classical W-algebras
(5) Non-local Poisson vertex algebras and Dirac reduction
(6) Double Poisson (vertex) algebras and non-commutative Hamiltonian equations.
Fyodor Malikov: Introduction to algebras of chiral differential operators
(1) Elementary introduction to usual algebras of differential operators. We shall focus on the example of the projective line and see how this theory relates to the representation theory of sl(2).
(2) Algebras of chiral differential operators on the projective line and their relations to the affine sl(2).
(3) Higher dimensional generalization: characteristic classes, flag manifolds, and affine Kac-Moody algebras.
Every effort will be made to make this course accessible and self-contained.
Drazen, Adamovic C2 cofinite vertex algebras and representations of affine vertex algebras Abstract: We shall first recall the representation theory certain C2 cofinite vertex algebras appearing in logarithmic conformal field theory (joint work with A. Milas). We shall discuss classification of irreducible modules, the structure of Zhu’s algebras and the construction of projective modules. We shall show that the representation theory of certain affine vertex algebras are related with these vertex algebras. New explicit realizations of modules for affine Lie algebras and superconformal algebras will be also presented.
Sylvain Carpentier TBA
Masahiko Miyamoto Vertex Operator Algebra and Simultaneous Inversion
Abstract: Let V be a C2-cofinite vertex operator algebra. We define a multivariable trace functions on V -modules and show a modular invariance property. We would like to introduce a few applications of this result.
Pierluigi Mosender Finite vs infinite decompositions in conformal embeddings
Abstract:The talk will be a report on a work in progress aimed at the classification of conformal embeddings of affine vertex algebras exhibiting finite decompostion properties.
Anne Moreau The symmetric invariants of centralizers and Slodowy grading
Abstract: Let g be a complex finite-dimensional simple Lie algebra, and let e be a nilpotent element of g. An interesting question, raised by Premet, is whether the algebra of symmetric invariants of the centralizer of e is polynomial. In 2007, Premet, Panyushev and Yakimova resolved the question in some special cases; in particular, the answer is positive for g of type A or C.
In this talk, I will present a joint work with Jean-Yves Charbonnel in which we continue the works of Premet et al. Our main result says that if for some homogeneous generators of S(g)g, the initial homogeneous components of their restrictions the to Slodowy slice of e are algebraically independent, then e satisfies the polynomiality condition. The key to the proof is the use of the Slowody grading induced from the finite W-algebra associated with (g, e).
Daniele Valeri Classical W-algebras and generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Abstract: I will describe the Poisson vertex algebra approach to classical W-algebras aimed at the study of integrability of the corresponding generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies.
Jethro van Ekeren Jacobi Invariance of SUSY Vertex Algebras
Abstract: We explain how to construct conformal blocks over superelliptic curves associated to topo- logically twisted N=2 SUSY vertex algebras. The geometry of the moduli space of such supercurves leads to a natural action of the Jacobi group SL(2, Z) × Z2 which, in the presence of some regularity conditions on the vertex algebra, implies Jacobi invariance of its characters.

Martina Lanini, Introduction - 9 December 2014 4:37
Victor Kac, Lecture I - 9 December 2014 2:09:37
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture I - 10 December 2014 1:43:37
Victor Kac, Lecture II - 11 December 2014 1:56:58
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture II - 12 December 2014 1:40:56
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture III - 15 December 2014 1:49:38
Victor Kac, Lecture III - 16 December 2014 1:51:20
Tomoyuki Arakawa, Lecture I - 16 December 2014 1:42:19
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture IV - 17 December 2014 1:46:17
Victor Kac, Lecture IV - 18 December 2014 2:00:51
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture V - 18 December 2014 1:46:26
Tomoyuki Arakawa, Lecture II - 19 December 2014 1:47:38
Fyodor Malikov, Lecture VI - 22 December 2014 1:45:14
Tomoyuki Arakawa, Lecture III - 23 December 2014 1:39:12
Tomoyuki Arakawa, Lecture IV - 13 January 2015 1:46:03
Victor Kac, Lecture V - 14 January 2015 1:47:49
Victor Kac, Lecture VI - 15 January 2015 1:58:19
Tomoyuki Arakawa, Lecture V - 16 January 2015 1:46:03
Ivan Martino, Research talk - 12 February 2015 (47) 1:52:19
Ulrike Tillmann, Lecture III - 13 February 2015 (48) 54:49
Vic Reiner, Lecture III - 13 February 2015 (49) 1:29:43
Misha Feigin, Research talk - 16 February 2015 (50) 1:02:35
Clément Dupont, Research talk - 16 February 2015 (52) 1:09:25
Mario Marietti, Research talk - 17 February 2015 (53) 43:39

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